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The 1954 French flap:

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Mid October, 1954, Crocq, Creuse:

Reference number for this case: MidOct-54-Crocq. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

A catalog compiled from data of Jean Giraud and Jean Gérard Dohmen, in the ufology magazine INFO-OVNI, in 1975, indicates that in October 1954 in Crocq in the Creuse department, Mr. H. Roubinet was going to Saint-Oradoux-près-Crocq, when he saw at an altitude of about 1000 meters a huge object in the shape of a cigar, slowly turning on itself, emitting a light passing from red to orange color.

12 minutes later, the cigar took altitude and disappeared in a few seconds.

The catalogue indicates that this come from the newspaper Le Courrier for October 21, 1954.

Reports:

[Ref. io1:] "INFO-OVNI" UFOLOGY MAGAZINE:

021 10/../1954 - CROCQ - Witness M. Roubinet H.

While going to ST-ORADOUX-PRES-CROCQ, the witness saw at an altitude of about 1,000 m, an object shaped like a huge cigar slowly turning on itself, emitting a light changing from red to orange. 12 minutes later, the cigar took altitude and disappeared in a few seconds.

(LE COURRIER, Thursday Oct. 21, 1954).

Explanations:

The duration, it it is correct, totally excludes a meteor.

Keywords:

(These keywords are only to help queries and are not implying anything.)

Crocq, Creuse, Saint-Oradoux-près-Crocq, Roubinet, high, object, huge, cigar, rotation, luminous, red, orange, duration

Sources:

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Document history:

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